The heads of the state Department of Commerce and Insurance and the state Department of Human Services have stepped down from Gov. Lee’s administration. Lee’s office confirmed Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Hodgen Mainda’s decision on Tuesday afternoon.
For a moment, it didn’t seem like it was going to happen. But after months of preparation, the last presidential debate has taken place without any major hiccups. The event marks a milestone for Belmont University.
In what could be one of his last public disagreements with President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has defended the work of the country’s top expert on infectious diseases. In a statement and a tweet Monday, Alexander said people should actually be paying more attention to what Dr. Anthony Fauci has to say.
Early voting started last week, and thousands of Tennesseans have already voted in person. But there are still WPLN listeners who want to vote absentee yet have concerns about it. So, reporters at WPLN News have been reading your questions regarding mail-in voting and have some new answers.
The university sees this as an opportunity for the world to know more about Belmont. And they know this platform actually works.
Early voting in Tennessee starts Wednesday, and voters heading to the polls might notice some people inside the voting room watching. This is not abnormal — and they are not random people. In fact, these “poll watchers” have an established role under Tennessee law.
The future of the third presidential debate, hosted by Belmont University in Nashville later this month, is uncertain after the decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to switch the second debate to a virtual format. But university officials are still hopeful it will work out.
As Tennesseans start voting by mail, some have reached out to WPLN News concerned about having their ballots rejected. That’s not unheard of. But there is a way to fix it.
Gov. Bill Lee, once again, has sided with President Trump’s downplaying of the coronavirus. Talking to reporters outside the state capitol Tuesday, Lee said he agreed with Trump in that people should not be afraid of COVID-19.
The lawsuits have gone mostly after the state’s requirements to apply and receive an absentee ballot, causing some confusion during the final stretch of the November presidential election. To clarify any doubts, here’s a breakdown of the status of the lawsuits and the rulings.